The oranges and yellows in this Schmincke 24 paint set are glorious. I didn't have to look far in my house for orangey, yellowy objects to use as subjects to test them. I slapped a couple of pumpkinish orbs onto a turquoise, dimpled glass plate and voilà! I also grabbed a couple of odd
little things for another round with blues and violets. Here we go: (In real life, the pumpkin sketch, at 8" x 11", is a good bit bigger than the spoon one, at 6" x 9".
I still have not EVEN begun to play with Prussian blue and have barely cast a glance at phthalo green and Naples yellow, but, since I'm leaving for France again in a week, I had to make some palette choices. I removed the pan of Schmincke black and added the following colors:
Daniel Smith cobalt teal ( I can't do without this one!)
Sennelier cerulean (much duller than the Schmincke one. I'm so used to it and use it more than any other color.)
Schmincke dark cobalt. This isn't included in the set, but I NEED it. So I have it.
So for now this is the palette I'm using. I'll be fine-tuning it as I go. I will have to let one of the ceruleans go. It will probably do me good to learn how to use the Schmincke one to get both subtle and rowdy effects!